Cultivating a faithful customer base is no easy task and must be considered one of the most important objectives of any new car wash. But once a critical mass of happy local customers are familiar with the brand and wash process, a wash’s work is still far from over. Maintaining these customer relationships and encouraging both increased loyalty and frequency among return customers is an ongoing objective crucial for meeting a facility’s maximum potential.
Each year thousands of independent car washes in several nations join together on the day of November 11th – Veterans Day – to provide free car washes to veterans and active military personnel. By offering something as simple as a free wash, participants honor the sacrifices and service provided by our past and present soldiers, recognizing and rewarding them as valued members our of communities.
Incoming phone calls at car washes represent a critical intersection between new customer conversion and customer retention, and poor call handling by employees can be costly to both. Individuals calling into your wash expect to be heard, valued, and respected as their questions or concerns are communicated.
Whether local business owners like it or not, online reviews are the new word of mouth and the reputations that companies acquire on sites like Yelp, Google+, and Facebook are having an increasingly large impact on their real world success.
When you release your first email blast of the year year, how many customers will take the time to open it? According to the email service Mail Chimp, it may not be very many. Across industries ranging from Retail to Sports, Software, and e-commerce the service reports that average open rates for emails tends to be just over 20% , making it likely that roughly 4/5 of your customers are deleting your emails out-of-hand as well.
While it is too much to expect that every recipient will open every marketing email you release, here are some strategies to help increase your open rates and maximize the effectiveness of your email campaigns.
Cold weather, long nights, roast turkey—and fantastic deals!
Black Friday is on the horizon and it is up to car was operators to take full advantage of this season of spending and generate increased membership sales at local car washes. Keep in mind that there are a number of reasons why Black Friday is the ideal time for a new membership push.